It’s FA Cup weekend once more and that is where the bulk of this Saturday’s football accumulator selections come from.
After netting a tasty winner last weekend, we’re going for a second successive triumph by backing three home sides to win their respective fixtures. With two from the Cup and one from League Two, it should be an exciting afternoon.
Fingers crossed for another boom.
Derby County V Chesterfield
Steve McClaren’s Rams needed a very late penalty to beat non-league Southport in round three of the FA Cup but his men should be much better against League One’s Chesterfield.
Derby will be eager to bounce back from last week’s loss to fierce rivals Nottingham Forest so we can expect to see a big response from the Championship high-flyers. The Rams had won four straight matches prior to that derby defeat so their form has been good and the likes of Chris Martin and Johnny Russell will want to increase their personal goal tallies here.
Chesterfield are by no means a bad side but the step up in class could prove too much for Paul Cook’s men, who will be relying heavily on top scorer Owen Doyle to fire them into round five. Unfortunately, if the Rams keep the Irishman quiet, there is little else to worry about in the dangerous zones.
This is a potential banana skin for Derby but we expect them to pass the test with flying colours.
Derby County Win @ 4/7 with BetVictor
Tottenham Hotspur V Leicester City
They might have made hard work of it, but Tottenham installed a first-leg advantage over Sheffield United in their League Cup clash on Wednesday and we’re backing Spurs to go marching on in the FA Cup too with a home win over Premier League rivals Leicester.
Tottenham are traditionally a pretty decent cup side and they are still fighting on all three fronts, including the Europa League, this term. Mauricio Pochettino has endured a turbulent first season at White Hart Lane but a trophy would really settle the nerves. His side should also be extremely confident against a Foxes side that they beat 2-1 away only last month.
Meanwhile, Nigel Pearson’s men are currently bottom of the Premiership and will want to focus on league survival. They won’t exactly roll over, but Leicester probably won’t mind too much if they are eliminated at this stage of the competition.
Spurs have won four home games on the spin in 2015 and that 100% record at White Hart Lane should continue here.
Tottenham Hotspur Win @ 4/6 with BetVictor
Shrewsbury Town V Stevenage
League Two’s Shrewsbury Town are yet to lose a league game at the New Meadow this season and Micky Mellon’s side will be looking to notch another win against Stevenage in order to keep their bid for automatic promotion going strong.
The Shrews have dropped just four points from a possible 39 at home, conceding just three goals in the process. While a resurgent Stevenage will put up a fight, that formidable home record should shine through once again here.
An attacking trio of Jamie Collins, Andrew Mangan and Jean Louis Akpa Akpro are bound to cause ample problems for the away defence. The Shrews are scoring an average of two goals per home game and if they match that tally on Saturday then it’s likely to be another win for the title-challengers.
Stevenage have seen vast improvements over the past couple of months but their overall away form is still distinctly average. Graham Westley’s men could come up short at the Meadow.
Shrewsbury Town Win @ 8/11 with BetVictor
A £10 treble pays £45.24 with BetVictor